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Updated May 26, 2017
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  1. "Going downhill"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at EY full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    EY has great values on paper. Vision 2020 was impressive before imploding.
    Only Big 4 still offering a defined pension vesting at 3 years of services
    Used to have a better culture before hiring in a lot of direct-hire PPEDs, SMs fro competitors

    Cons

    Poor HR and internal services, training
    Poor internal technology and systems
    Really poor performance review practices and process
    Sub-par bonuses and salaries

    Advice to Management

    Right the ship before you lose more and more top talent


  2. "EY Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Staff II in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Audit Staff II in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EY full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Rewarding at times, but has mainly been full of many unfulfilled promises. There is an opportunity to learn, but there are many jobs you work on where you just grind and don't gain valuable skills

    Cons

    The hours can be very long and busy season can happen many times throughout the year, not just January - March. If you get placed under bad management, it can be really tough to work or switch to a new client.


  3. "2 years is enough"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EY full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Networking opportunities, exposure to senior management

    Cons

    managers / senior managers have no management skills, promoted to these positions based off of content knowledge

    Advice to Management

    promote managers based off of leadership skills


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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Staff II in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Staff II in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Opportunities, Lots of work.

    Cons

    work/life balance is non-existent

    Advice to Management

    ......


  6. "Every experience is different. You can either get on a team with people you click with, or you could fall in inverse"

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    Former Employee - Audit in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Audit in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EY full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits decent.
    Hr is pretty good
    Plenty of trainings

    Cons

    Work life balance
    Risk of getting in a bad situation

    Advice to Management

    Rework your budgets to make them more reasonable


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Associate Director Sector Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EY full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    EY is a big company and there are a lot of different things going on. There is a push for the company to break into the digital market

    Cons

    The work life balance is horrible. Expect to work all the time--especially if you are in a global role. The bureaucracy is horrible. It takes forever to get a contract through in order to hire a vendor. There are many people at the firm who are institutional and set in their ways and resistant to change and new ideas.


  8. "Staff"

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    Current Employee - Tax Staff in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Tax Staff in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at EY full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Respected name that is good on a resume

    Cons

    Work and happiness can depend almost entirely on the people on the smaller team you're a part of. Many teams have a few toxic individuals that make work terrible for everyone and this is hard to discover until starting.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "False values - a typical big company full of politics"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at EY full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lofty goals of building a better working world

    Cons

    Political ratings and promotions, underinvestment in training and development of new hires, compulsion to work a ton of hours that cannot be charged to client codes

    Advice to Management

    Be more honest with your employees, especially around unrealistic growth estimates in the business. Don't tell people we're building a better working world because it's obvious we're just trying to make money.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Senior - Tax"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tax Senior in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Tax Senior in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EY (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -You will be exposed to high profile clients
    -if you want to try a rotation in another group, sometimes resource management will accommodate (but expect to fight tooth and nail with your engagement teams to let you do it)
    -based on conversations with team members who worked at other big 4 firms in NYC, EY in NY has a more laid back culture and doesn't tend to hire very up tight people (but that does not mean these people don't exist here. They do)

    Cons

    -technology at EY is far behind, even the wifi can be terrible
    - Work-life balance does not exist. You can work until 4am many times, and no one is saying thank you, as it's expected or seen as part of doing business (especially in the asset management group)
    -compensation for the amount of extra hours you definitely will end up working in NYC is not fair
    -firm has no problem throwing its lower ranked members under the bus when the bottom line is being affected
    -bonuses and financial rewards for working hard do not really exist, and are very small in dollar amount if given

    Advice to Management

    Your people are the firm. They are ones staying late and making sure the client is happy. If your staff aren't happy and taken care of, pretty soon the clients won't be satisfied either.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Questionable company values and an emphasis on stepping on one another"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tax Senior in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Tax Senior in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EY full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People are generally fun, I guess

    Cons

    No work life balance, lower pay than other Big 4 firms with greater workload, technology is less advanced leading to inefficiencies, leading from the back is encouraged (as opposed to the front) therefore "managers" will oftentimes play favorites and throw team members under the bus. Also, from what I hear, senior management is getting more and more profit focused, as opposed to people focused - you'll see more people leaving since other Big 4 companies are now more emphasized on engaging their teams!

    Advice to Management

    Watch out for employees who appear to be loyal to the company but is actually just gaming you and driving the actual hard workers away!


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